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swartz. at the age of 14, he helped develop rss, revolutionizing how people use the internet. by the time is 19, he co owned reddit, now one of the world's most popular sites. he is now dead at the age of 26. on friday, he comes out just weeks before the start of a controversial trial. he was facing up to 35 years in prison for downloading millions of academic articles at mit. his parents the decisions made by prosecutors at mit contributed to his death. today, we will hear aaron swartz in his own words. >> if we lost the ability to communicate with each other over the internet, it would be a change of the bill of rights, freedoms our country has been built on would suddenly be deleted. new technology instead of bringing us greater freedom would have snuffed out fundamental rights we had always taken for granted. >> we will play a speech aaron that blaster is the the harvard law school professor lawrence lessig, longtime mentor and friend. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is repo
visionary aaron swartz. outrageous growing of the justice department's prosecution of the 26-year-old who committed suicide last week. just weeks before he was to go on trial for downloading millions of academic articles as the chief crop executors defense her actions, we speak to aaron swartz's girlfriend, taren stinebrickner-kauffman and computer security consultant alex stamos who would have been the chief expert witness for the defense. then, tavis smiley on poverty. >> when people have no hope for the future, they have no power in the present, something must be done to save this democracy by doing something about this growing gap between the have got and the have-nots, the rich and the rest of us. we will keep pushing the president and talking about this issue. >> as president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveile
aaron's death, said that they will investigate how they dealt with him. for over a decade, aaron swartz was a celebrity computer programmer and cyber activist. at age 14 he could develop the really simple syndication, the key component of much of the web's entire publishing infrastructure. by the time he was 19 he co- founded a company that would merge with reddit. he also built the online architecture for the open library. today, we are going to continue looking at when the activism by looking at another one of the world's best known cyber activists, julian assange, the founder of the whistleblowing website wikileaks. in november, he spoke to democracy now! from inside the ecuadorean embassy where he had been holed up for nearly six months. we spoke about the united states targeting of wikileaks, of his new book. i interviewed julian assange. we began by asking him about the european commission decision that the credit card company be said did not break the european union's antitrust rule by blocking donations to wikileaks. >> the decision is disgraceful, but it is only a preliminary d
this weekend to protest the prosecution of internet activist aaron swartz. the f-b-i is investigating. aaron swartz committed suicide earlier this month.. as he was waitingto stand trial on charges of illegally downloading millions of academic journal articles. in a video, "anonymous" said swartz took his own life because he was faced with "an impossible choice." a large-scale rescue operation in arizona has paid off for dozens of hikers. raging floodwaters in a national forest trapped close to fifty hikers. rescue crews had to use cell phone signals to help find the people -- who were scattered throughout bear canyon. after a massive search effort, everyone was accounted for. the floodwaters resulted from runoff of heavy rainfall near tucson earlier in the day. even though the f-a-a grounded all 50 boeing 7-87 dreamliners currently in use ... the company is moving full speed ahead with production of the jets. a boeing spokesperson says the company is not only keeping its current schedule but it plans to double production by the end of the year. a stopdown in production would be costly for b
you get a load of what he said jon stewart. nothing but fun. and aaron swartz. the government went after him like a ton of bricks. he committed suicide. oh devastating. i talked to him earlier in an interview on the online show. >> now i guess my job is to make sure it trickles down to other people. i feel like i got a pretty lucky break. right now there are millions of people who have not been so fortunate. >> he was trying to help people. the government did not like that. that story makes me so mad. all right we're going to truck about that on tonight's show as well. it's go time. >> president obama had a press conference today. he wanted to talk about the debt ceiling and about the gun control a little bit. he has positive words that are encouraging for those of us who believe he should fight harder. let's listen. >> obama: i want to be clear about this. the debt cereal something not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. the issue
. >>> a tech pioneer is being mourned in the bay area. we take a look at how aaron swartz's legacy will continue after his death. patty? >> reporter: workers at his office have gone on the win to express their grief, but other as soon as gone a step further. more than 25,000 people have signed this on-line petition asking president obama to fire the presidenter who pursued swartz for two years. >> is it like shoplifting from a video store or loaning a video to a friend. >> reporter: this is video of aaron swartz taken last summer. >> there is a battle going on right now to define everything that happens on the internet. >> reporter: his passion for open access is evident, but his actty vim got him into trouble with the lay. >> the fact he was indicted and charged with 13 felonies for a possible 35 years in jail just really seems completely out of proportion with trying to share knowledge. >> reporter: prosecutors had charged him for allegedly hacking into a website and downloading millions of documents. his trial was scheduled for april. >> it sounds to me like a case of the mr
at how aaron swartz's legacy will continue after his death. patty? >> reporter: workers at his office have gone on the win to express their grief, but other as soon as gone a step further. more than 25,000 people have signed this on-line petition asking president obama to fire the presidenter who pursued swartz for two years. >> is it like shoplifting from a video store or loaning a video to a friend. >> reporter: this is video of aaron swartz taken last summer. >> there is a battle going on right now to define everything that happens on the internet. >> reporter: his passion for open access is evident, but his actty vim got him into trouble with the lay. >> the fact he was indicted and charged with 13 felonies for a possible 35 years in jail just really seems completely out of proportion with trying to share knowledge. >> reporter: prosecutors had charged him for allegedly hacking into a website and downloading millions of documents. his trial was scheduled for april. >> it sounds to me like a case of the mrs. being overzealous, especially considering the crime he supposedly commi
the government targeted aaron swartz for simple violation for a term of service with a private company. he wound up committing suicide. we'll hear from a lot of folks including some well-known lawyers. >> i know this case was weighing heavily on his mind, and it was a significant source of stress. >> yes he stole information but it was not worth how much he was puttingtheywere putting him through. circumstance & the inside analysis. the presidential inauguration this monday morning at 10 eastern only on current tv. [ voice of dennis ] driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. maximum strength scalpicin® is not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast, wherever you are. i dropped the itch. drop the itch with scalpicin®. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right, we're all back here. cenk ana michael, jayar. as a background to this case let's go to an abc report. >> in 2011 swartz was arrested when he broke into mit to access
and cyber activist aaron swartz following his suicide on friday at the age of 26. in an e-mail to the boston globe, his attorney wrote the dismissal was "too little too late," saying it "would have been welcome this time last week." iran supports was facing up to 35 years in prison for sneaking into the massachusetts institute of technology and downloading millions of articles provided by the non-profit research service jstor. his family says prosecutors are partially to blame for his death. a petition on the white house website to remove u.s. attorney carmen ortiz from office over alleged overreach in the case has received more than 25,000 signatures, reaching the threshold needed to demand a response from the obama administration. tributes aaron for content and to flood the internet. academics have post links to pdf's of their own copyrighted work. the group anonymous hacked the mit website and posted a statement calling the prosecution "a grotesque miscarriage of justice, distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that aaron died fighting for." meanwhile, a lawyer who represented aaron
site to avenge the death of aaron swartz, an internet activist who committed suicide. the agency was taken over early today and replaced with a message warning that when swartz killed himself two weekingses ago, quote, line was crossed. the web site could not be accessed today. the hackers say they have copied secret information and they are now threatening to make it public. >> in fairfield, hundreds turn out for job opportunities at the six flaggs park in vallejo. it's one of the largest employers in solano county and they're gearing up for the coming season. the park is looking to hire 1400 people with 600 jobs expected to be filled this weekend. the job fair today was limited to applicants who had been prescreened online. the opening date for the park is march 16th. >> new parking enforcement rules are in place in chynnatown district. five locks of stockton street between broadway and sacramento street, daily between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. the room will give space for businesses to set up outdoor displays during the lucrative weeks leading up to the lunar new year. the parki
was aaron swartz. -- name was aaron swartz. a remarkable cyber activist who committed suicide. he is being buried today in chicago, illinois. if you want to hear the speech he gave last year on the freedom to connect, trying to preserve and protect an independent, open internet, you can go to our website, or. if you want to get a copy of the show we dedicated to him, you can pledge $100 for that. you can get julian assange's book. many people called in for this yesterday so i wanted to make it available to you. $150 for the book and dvd. our aaron swartz special yesterday as well as speaking to julian assange who has been holed up in the ecuadorean embassy for more than half a year. if you want to come to the set now, we areno doing dinner and the show. i so enjoy hosting people in new york. you come to the said. you watch the broadcast. you bring a special guest. maybe a friend you want to meet up with in new york, may be your partner. you come to the set. you watch the broadcast. then i host you and your special guest for dinner. you meet the guest to is in the studio to
. warner: aaron swartz, found dead friday of an apparent suicide at the age of 26, was a prodigy of the digital age. at 14, the programmer helped develop r.s.s., a popular system to subscribe to breaking content on the web. he went on to help develop the social news sharing sight reddit. and he crusaded to make data stored in databases more available to the public. that cause led to his arrest in 2011 for hacking into a scholarly database known as j-store through the m.i.t. network. j.-store or kiefdz and distributes academic articles to subscribers. swartz surreptitiously downloaded nearly 5 million of them. he was to be tried this spring on 13 federal felony accounts which carried hefty fines and prison time. swartz who had battled depression hanged himself. for more about him and the reaction to his death we turn to kevin paulson the senior editor at wired magazine charged with hacking himself some 25 years ago, he knew swartz personally. thank you for being with us. tell us first about swartz. the impact he had on the web and on people who used the web. >> well, it was enormo
on the "young turks." aaron swartz was a internet pioneer and activist, one of the cofounders of read it and r.s.s. feeds and company founder of demand progress, a civil liberties and internet freedom organization. the government went after him like a ton of bricks for what they characterize as taking information he worked not have had, even though he had a contract to take that information with a company. m.i.t. got involved, because he had gone into their computers. he committed suicide because of the prosecution that the government brought. at his funeral his father had strong words including at m.i.t. >> i said why are you destroying my son. he said he wasn't. he was wrong. aaron did not commit suicide but was killed by the government and m.i.t. has betrayed all of its basic principles. >> cenk: strong words. it appears that the government was building an enormous case and aaron could have faced up to 35 years in jail for violating a term of service contract. that seems like overkill, right? well, now, some are wondering if there was something else behind it including a republican senator
the internet. that's how aaron swartz is being remembered after he was found dead of an apparent suicide in his apartment. swartz was just 26. >>> a lot of anger on detroit's south side. thousands lined up outside a center giving away section 8 public housing vouchers. police say several people rushed the door of the center trying to snag a voucher. they were arrested, and the giveaway was cancelled. several roads and schools in southwest tennessee were closed because of flooding. the rushing water has left many damaged and others too dangerous to cross. water levels starting to go down, and the air begins drying out by thursday. >>> the corvette gets a brand new look for its 60th birthday. general motors revamped and revealed the new stingray as the most powerful and fuel efficient base model ever made. the last time the stingray name was used was in 1976. my sister had one. it was awesome. >>> the atlanta falcons and the new england patriots have advanced to the nfl's championship round. the falcons blew a 20-point lead to seattle. then they came roaring back to win the game 30-28. the patrio
in retaliation for the prosecution of aaron swartz. the internet freedom advocate who took his own life earlier this month. aaron swartz was weeks before a trial date for downloading millions of articles provided by the nonprofit research service jstor and facing 35 years in prison. on saturday, anonymous said it had breached the justice department's firewall and planned to release government data in response to its treatment of aaron swartz. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and h aaromatÉ.t. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. for our first segment we turn to israel and the occupied territories where israeli forces have begun the year with a spate of killings of unarmed palestinian civilians. so far this month five unarmed civilians have been shot dead by israeli troops. the latest in a was a 21-year- old palestinian woman who was killed when israeli forces opened fire at a west bank school. the witness said she was standing with a group of companions when they came under fire. >> two isr
. swartz was facing 35 years in prison, a penalty supporters called excessively harsh. at the memorial, aaron swartz's partner, taren stinebrickner- kauffman, called for prosecutors to be held accountable. >> on last friday he face the prospect of yet another three months of uncertainty of ups and downs of being forced by the government to spend every fiber of his being on this damnable, since this trial. with no guarantee could exonerate himself at the end of it. he was so scared and so frustrated and so desperate and more than anything, just so weary. i think he just could not take it another day. aarib would have loved to have been here because of the last week, phoenix's are already rising from his ashes. the best possible legacy for him is for all of us to go out from here today and do everything we can to make the world a better place. a thousand flowers are blooming in his name already. some of the most important and will be fighting, david siegel, and many others, are organizing around u.s. attorney's office that must be held accountable for its actions. >> taren stinebrickner-
his driver's license. but did the legal pitfalls of the online world drive aaron swartz to suicide? we're going to talk live to a friend, former attorney, when we come back. >>> aaron swartz, he's not a household name, but what he's done in his lifetime, you can arguably say impacts everyone with a computer. he helped popularize rss, and later became a digital activist. he helped spearhead the push that ended so eed sopa, the stoe piracy act. just this past friday night, aaron swartz hanged himself at the age of 26. friends said he did suffer from depression. but his partner and family also pla blame an outside force for pushing him over the edge. the u.s. attorney in massachusetts, and a justice system, they say, that is quote/unquote, rife with intimidation. swartz was facing reported 35 years for allegedly stealing more than 18 million pages of documents from a server at mit. federal prosecutors say these photos here show swartz breaking into the school's computer closet. his guilt may never be known. but it was well known that swartz believed in the power of the internet
's website. in a video, they criticize the government's prosecution of computer prodigy aaron swartz who recently committed suicide. the fbi is investigating the hacking. dozens of people in venezuela had been killed during a prison riot. the attack national guard soldiers when they tried to carry out an inspection. >> family members as some of the as well oppose of prisoners gathered outside to find out if their loved ones are dead or alive. it soon became clear that doesn't have been killed. -- doesn't have been killed. >> 25 have come in and 25 are still more at the agency. >> is another prison massacre. >> i am english. my son is in prison there. the prison is irresponsible. we are worried because we do not know anything about our loved ones. >> the violence broke out as guards tried to confiscate weapons from those being held inside in the south of the country. this will oppose the present minister blame local media for broadcasting news. it gave being leaders time to prepare a response. >> to engineering 26 we're surprised at the vision and the web page announcing a plan of this be
the. investigators say the pair are known gang members. >>> aaron swartz one time stanford student was considered an internet prodi didgy at 14 years old codeveloped the widely-used internet code rss. years later he faced legal problems. swartz was set to go on trial next month on charges that he stole millions of documents from the massachusetts institute of technology. >>> the pilot of a small plane walked away unhurt from a hard landing at a peninsula airport. san mateo officials say the plane landed at san carlos airport without its landing gear down. the 56-year-old pilot was flying from san luis obispo to san carlos. the airport closed briefly while crews moved the plane off the runway. >>> now to petaluma, where a memorial service was held for a young woman who was found in the snow near lake tahoe after going missing during a new year's eve celebration. ktvu's allie rasmus was at the memorial for alyssa byrne and tells us about the new safety campaign launched in her memory. >> reporter: the family of alyssa bryne said goodbye. the group outside was just a fraction of the h
the group anonymous hacked a website in response to the death of aaron swartz. >> two weeks ago today. >> hackers imbedded this video statement on the home page of the u.s. sentencing commission. the line that that they say was crossed reefer refers to the suicide of swartz. friends and family say he killed himself because he was facing federal hacking charges; he was accused of hacking into the mit system and providing documents free of charge on internet. >>> two baltimore raven fans are planning to get married super bowl sunday, but they got an unexpected walk down the aisle at the super bowl dome. >> oh, my gosh! >> no way! >> daisy sudano and jerry clark were surprised to get tickets to the big game thanks to a ravens player. their time has come and ravens center gino gradkowski heard their story and got the tickets. >> it's always good to do something back for them. >> case daisy is shopping for a purple wedding dress to match baltimore's colors. >> we have more developments on the shootings on the peninsula and in other news, both sides of the issue get loud in the natio
site to avenge the death of aaron swartz, an internet activist who committed suicide. the web site was taken over today and replaced with a message warning that when swartz killed himself a line was crossed. the hackers say they have copied secret information and-under now threatening to make it public. >>> still to come on abc7 abc7 -- abc7 news at 11, an accidental discovery is helping people that are color blind. >> leigh: you'll need the sunglasses tomorrow. it's going be a perfect day if you like it cool. we'll look at the accuweather seven-day foreñcús >> sometimes the best inventions are discovered by accident and that's how a local scientist came across what is proving to be a remedy for color blindness. here's the story. >> a pair of classic aviator sun glasses will run you ten bucks at a drug store. so why may 600 four this? for a starter, if you're color blind, andy is taking a test to determine how quickly he can tell colors apart. it's the test used in a clinical trials for a new kind of glasses that helps you see color better. don mcpherson discovered it by accide
on aaron swartz. there will be a memorial service here in new york on saturday at 4:00. he is the 26-year-old cyber, social justice activist. it was his speech that he gave it the freedom to connect conference in washington, d.c. just a few months ago. he committed suicide last friday as he was being pursued by prosecutors, facing 35 years in jail for downloading millions of articles from jstor at mit. no one said you could not do this. perhaps the chief witness in the case said maybe it might have been considered inconsiderate, but facing 13 felonies? the prosecution, some said persecution, did not stop. he faced a trial in a few weeks. a fragile person, heroic figure in the cyberactivists movement. that day we brought you a special on aaron and offered you julian assange's book. you can call in for that as part of the pack for $1,000, you get all the books and dvd is we offered for the week. on tuesday, we offered you oliver stone, "the untold history of the united states." and the conversation we had with the authors, oliver stone, the book and dvd yours for $200. on wednesday, we brou
as early as this week. >>> the family of aaron swartz, a young internet pioneer who relatives say committed suicide yesterday say the government is partly to blame for his death. swartz developed the widely used computer code rss at the age 14. the 26-year-old was set to go on trial next month on charges of illegally downloading technology information. the u.s. attorney in massachusetts and mit pursued exceptionally harsh charges that could have sent him to prison for 30 years, which the family claims contributed to his death. his death has prompted a twitter response. thousands of his supporters in research have taken to the social networking site to provide links to academic papers regardless of whether they have permission. the protest, running under the hashtag pdf tribute is meant to be a virtual representation of aaron swartz' believes in the availability and access of all information. >>> an inspection of a boeing 787 dreamliner confirmed today that the aircraft had a fuel leak. the japan airlines plane was on the tarmac at boston's logan airport last tuesday when the pilot of anothe
better for its business. >>> and the death of aaron swartz has led to a crisis of conscious. he hanged himself just months before he was to be tried for illegally downloading thousands of articles and hacking into mit's commuter network. carmen ortiz pursued the case, some say relentlessly. as of this morning an online petition asking president obama to remove her from his post had nearly 11,000 signatures. >>> a new website called could help you avoid that dreaded hangover by creating a custom sleep schedule to match your itinerary. >>> and the creators of "south park" are going hollywood launching important studios today. a $300 million production which will back a big screen version of their hit broadway show "the book of mormon." >>> straight ahead on "first look," the atlantic falcons prepare to host a championship game. lance armstrong prepares to tell all to oprah and america's bravest on the move. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statist
. >> jeff: the family of internet activist ar won swartz is blaming zellous-- for his death. he could founded the web site reddit committed suicide on frichlt he was facing federal childs claiming he stole documents from an attempt to make them freely available on-line. the nation has lost one of its most famous journalists eugene paterson. an acclaimed newspaper editor paterson was also a civil rights crusader. he died last night in florida at age 8 --. we get more now from magalie laguerre wilkinson. >> reporter: best known for his sharp editorials. they took on the vietnam war and president nixon. but they were most critical of his fellow white southerners who saw the segregated south as the only way of life. patterson's most famous column as editor of the atlanta journal constitution was titled a flower for the grave. he wrote it in reaction to the 19634-- 1963 church bopping that killed four little girls in birmingham, alabama. only we can trails the truth southerner, you and i. we broke those children's bodies. his editorials during the civil rights era won him a pulitzer in 196
worked with lance armstrong to inspire cancer survivors. >>> relatives of computer prodigy aaron swartz are shocked after learning of his suicide. he was just 14 and also pioneered the availability of free information online. he was facing federal fraud charges from the articles from m.i.t. he faced 35 years in prison and a million dollar fine. swartz denied those claims. >>> hugo chavez is not in a coma and "continuing to make strides in his recovery." that's according to the venezuelan president's older brother. he visited his brother in havana where he went for cancer surgery. rumor that the family plans to take the president off life support are "totally false." hugo chavez hasn't been seen in public for weeks. on thursday he missed his own inauguration. >>> what do cockroaches and congress have in common? we'll show you next. >>> but it's not all bad news in the nation's capital. hollywood is giving them something to crow about. even if the accolades are built around a flawed perception. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be am
the law after the death of reddic go founder erik swartz. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news it's now 12 minutes after 5:00. the psychiatrist of the accused gunman is facing a civil lawsuit. san tell belong the widow of a victim of a aurora shooting filed a suit. the psychiatrist should have advised police to arrest suspect james holmes weeks before the shooting rampage. >>> there is a new poll that shows most americans want tougher gun laws after last months deadly school shooting in connecticut. 84% of those surveyed by the associated press say they favor background checks from people who buy guns at gun shows. 55% support a ban on assault weapons. and 51% support a ban on the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines. >>> president obama will lay out his plans for sweeping changes for gun control. as ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the president is facing opposition from gun rights groups. many republicans and even some fellow democrats. kyla. >> while the president can make some changes on his own using executive orders, he will need co
>> cenk: one more note on aaron swartz and the prosecution of him. the reason why the government hate people like aaron swartz and bradley manning. it's one thing they can't control. he canthey can get information on the government and corporation and the government hates that. you can read more about that on the [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening tonight on vice president. they do background checks of reality stars why not require the same background check as on honey boo boo. the a pollution in china is so awful that even when it goes away, it comes back an hour later, and it's the 262nd birthday of benedict arnold who betrayed his country hundreds of years before the nra made it look patriotic. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your evening with us. parents who lost children at the sandy hook school reached out today. they found a new group, sandy hook promise and say they want to promote a nationwide conversation about memory health, school safety and gun responsibility, a
they apprehend. they say the suicide of aaron swartz is what set off this retaliation. >>> the u.s. anti-doping agency is saying that armstrong must testify within a week if he ever wants that lifetime ban overturned. his lawyer says that's not going to happen. they don't believe they have any power and want to talk to international sports authorities instead. >>> a great week to be in the markets. all three major u.s. indices logged a third straight week of gains, closing at 15 02. it was the first time the index closed above the 1500 mark since 2007. earlier in the week, the dow jones met a five-year high. >>> remember this woman, casey anthony, acquitted of killing her daughter, caylee? she's convincing an appeals court, happened friday, to throw out two of her four convictions of lying to authorities in the murder investigation. she is vowing to, quote, keep fighting and take the remaining two charges to the florida supreme court. >>> in fairfield, california, people were inside this building when flames broke out. luckily, everyone got out safely and no injuries reported. those are
when aaron swartz committed suicide earlier this month. hackers are set to release secret information they say was copied from several government systems. when he killed himself the 26-year-old swartz was facing federal fraud charges for apparently hacking into m.i.t.'s computer network. >>> on the surface, sports and politics really couldn't be more different. generally speaking one divides and the other unites. we love filling stadiums and arenas and camping out on our couches to scream for our squads but there's a new book that looks at what our politics is doing to our sports. it's called "game over." how politics has turned the sports world upside down. our friend dave zirin wrote it and hosts a pretty good show on xm radio. nice to have you here. >> great to be here. >> sports and politics have always collided but in your new book you contend that the relationship has essentially become even more complex in recent years. how so. >> absolutely. there's been a fundamental change over the last five years, and one of the reasons why i both the book was that i was so frustrated about
of duty in iraq and afghanistan. late internet freedom activist aaron swartz was laid to rest on tuesday at a funeral near chicago. he killed themself on friday, weeks before he was to go on trial for downloading millions of articles provided by the nonprofit research service jstor. he was facing 35 years in prison, a penalty supporters of shorts called excessively harsh. speaking to mourners, his father robert continued to blame prosecutors for his son's death, saying he was "killed by the government." in response to the family, the husband of the prosecutor carmen ortiz has publicly criticized them on twitter, clamming shorts was offered a six-month plea deal. the husband, and ibm executive, has since deleted his twitter profile. in washington, democratic congressmember zoe lofgren of california has introduced a measure in honor of aaron swartz. logfren's bill that aaron's law would modify the computer fraud and abuse act to omit terms of service breaches. in a statement, lofgren said -- more than a thousand school bus drivers and matrons have gone on strike in new york city in a dispu
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